Saab loses Norway fighter plane tender

Saab loses Norway fighter plane tender

Saab was dealt a serious blow on Thursday as the Norwegian government announced its decision to purchase US-made Joint Strike Fighter/F-35 planes rather than Sweden's JAS Gripen.

Swedish magazine staff get cosmetic surgery for article

Swedish magazine staff get cosmetic surgery for article

The editorial staff of a Swedish magazine for gay men recently raised eyebrows—literally—when they took the unusual step of going under the knife for an article about cosmetic surgery.

Web test helps people interested in becoming Swedish

Web test helps people interested in becoming Swedish

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has added a new feature to its website that allows people to determine whether or not they qualify for Swedish citizenship.

Sweden may change bank loan guarantees

Sweden may change bank loan guarantees

The government said on Thursday it is open to altering Sweden’s new bank lending guarantees in order to get more of the country's biggest banks to participate.

What’s on in Sweden: November 21 – 27

What’s on in Sweden: November 21 – 27

What's on in Sweden: November 21st – 27th. International Film Festival & Mali Bluesman in Stockholm; the search for Lucia & Lambchop in Gothenburg; Jose Carrerras in Malmö

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Johan Heltne, MGMT and Miriam Aida: Just some of the goodies on offer in Sweden’s three largest cities this weekend.

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Nurse reported over penis size slur

A Swedish nurse has been reported to the authorities after telling a room full of people that one of the guests at his party "had the smallest penis he had ever seen".

Appeals court reverses Rödeby judgement

Appeals court reverses Rödeby judgement

A Swedish court of appeal has reversed a lower court decision and ruled that a 51-year-old father from Rödeby in southern Sweden is guilty of manslaughter and serious assault related to the shooting of two teenage boys in October 2007.

‘Every Swede has a cousin in America’

‘Every Swede has a cousin in America’

Sweden has deep historic ties with the United states, writes Olle Wästberg, director-general of the Swedish Institute. And even though some Americans mistakenly associate Sweden with the cuckoo clock, the relationship remains largely one of mutual understanding and respect.

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Sweden to participate in joint Nordic loan to Iceland

Sweden has joined with Denmark, Finland, and Norway to provide a joint loan to troubled Iceland worth $2.5 billion to help the troubled Nordic country cope with its acute economic crisis.

Sandvik to cut over 1,000 Swedish jobs

Sandvik to cut over 1,000 Swedish jobs

The Sandvik engineering group announced on Thursday it would be laying off more than 1,000 employees in Sweden.

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More foreign students choose Swedish universities

The number of foreign students studying at Swedish colleges and universities continues to climb to record levels.

Sweden falls to the Netherlands in football friendly

Sweden falls to the Netherlands in football friendly

Despite an impressive goal by Kim Kallström, visiting Sweden succumbed to the Netherlands 3-1 in a friendly football match on Wednesday night.

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Man murdered in Umeå

Police in Umeå in northern Sweden are investigating the death of a 29-year-old man who was found badly beaten in an apartment and later died in hospital.